Kenya Climbing -HikingMt Kenya Park
Days Sirimon Out Sirimon Route
5 Days Sirimon Out
Days Siriomon Peak Circuit
Days Sirimon Out Naro Moru Route
5 Days Chogoria
Out Naro Moru
6 Days Sirimon Out
4 Days Naro Moru Out
8 Days Mount Kenya Technical
Mount Kenya Joining Dates
Climbing Gear and Equipments
Clothing Recommended Mountain Equipment
Warm, wind proof jacket with hood - Good warm sleeping bag*
Waterproof jacket and over-trousers Water bottle (1 -to 2 litres)
Walking trousers, shirts, pullover Water purification tablets and filter
Warm underwear Wash kit, towel, toilet paper
Walking socks First aid kit ( including blister plasters, lip slave,
headache pills, sun cream, personal medication)
Good comfortable walking boots Torch with extra batteries
Trainers ( for evenings) Sunglasses
Gaiters Walking pole(s) glasses
Warm Gloves Rucksack or duffel bag
Warm hat or balaclava
Scarf Routes other than Marangu, you will need a tent with insulated
sleeping mat and possibly a long shaft ice axe
* It is recommended that trekkers bring their own personal sleeping
bag as bags available may not be warm enough. A four seasons sleeping
bag is recommended.
TREKKERS TIPS: It is a good idead to line all rucksacks and duffel
bags with a large polythene bag and the contents into small individual
polythene bags. It is also advisable to have a small day sack to carry
camera, packed lunch and items of a personal nature.
GREAT IDEA: A poncho is a good idea as it covers you and your day
sack keeping everything dry if it rains.
For trekkers who are not fully kitted out, the following used equipment
is available for hire from our company
All prices in US Dollars
Duffel bag Bag $7.00
Mountain Boots Bag $7.00
Rain Coat $7.00
Rain Trousers $7.00
Sleeping Bag (not four season) $7.00
Thick Sweater $7.00
Underwear Trousers $5.00
Water bottle $5.00
Tent $5.00(per person per day)
sure that your boots are waterproof
2 x 2 litres water bottles (camel bags preferably)
1 head lamp (plus spare batteries & bulb)
1 pair of walking/ski poles
1 pocket swiss army knife
2 - 3 packets of moist towelettes.
1 travel pillow (optional)
Personal Items & Toiletries:
US $ Travellers cheques, toothpaste & tooth brush, body lotion, toilet
paper and other personal hygiene items. (Ladies, please carry some sanitary
toiletries as being at high altitude may alter your cycle).
(plus spare batteries),film & tripod stand,different lenses,
1 pair of binoculars,video camera,video tapes, battery packs.
notebook, pencil, sketchbook, masking tape, zip loc plastic bags, ear
plugs, address list for post cards, map of Kilimanjaro (the trip leader
will have one).
This is compulsory and a certificate might be requested on arrival at
the airport. Please make sure that you have the shot in time.
Malaria: There are various types of medicine on the market today used
for prevention and treatment of malaria. We recommend that you consult
your doctor on which prophylactics to take.
Water purification tablets: On the mountain, we use water from the streams.
Although drinking water will be boiled first, it is advisable to add a
tablet or two - to be on the safe side.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): This is a condition commonly experienced
at high altitude. In most cases, this can be avoided by following guidelines
on hiking pace, eating, resting and fluid intake. We recommend that you
familiarise yourself with the various affects that altitude can cause.
(Please consult your doctor on use of Diamox - tablets used by some mountaineers
to help them cope with the effects of altitude).
Personal medical supplies (optional): As your tour leaders, we will carry
a group medical kit.
Some items that you might want to carry would include; aspirin, imodium,
laxatives, antibiotics, bandages, malaria tablets, gauze, adhesives, betadine,
throat lozenges, eye drops, sun block, lip balm, moleskin antihistamine
tablets and cream.